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How to Handle the Holidays When You’re Far Away from Family

Holidays can be an extra-stressful time for long-distance relations. Follow these tips to stay close to your loved ones in spirit when you can't be there in person.
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Roland-Garros 2017: Insider Tips on Tennis, Tickets and Star Players

A die-hard tennis fan runs down the lineup of Roland Garros 2017 and gives her tips and tricks on how to score the best tickets in town.
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The Motherhood Diaries: Facing Unwanted Advice or Worse, Scolding

The usually reserved French love to tell new mothers what to do. Motherhood diarist Joanne Archibald offers helpful strategies when facing unwanted advice.
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Expat Women in Paris Wade into the Heart of the Jungle to Help Refugees

For the past few months, a small group of women have been driving from Paris to northern France and Germany with carloads filled with blankets, clothing and food. They leave the comfort of their own homes behind in search of broken families in need of immediate assistance. INSPIRELLE spoke with Kelly, Reema and Carina after their latest road trip to northern France, where refugee children and adults are struggling in dire, freezing conditions.
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Community Connections: 9 Women’s Groups to Plug You Into Paris

INSPIRELLE gives you the scoop on essential women’s associations and clubs which have helped generations of women make France feel more like home. So, what are you waiting for? Get connected!
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Today

Executive and teen coach Jane Mobille shares her reflections on life after the terrorist attacks on Paris in a touching poem.
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How a Broken Heart Led to a Love Affair with Paris

When this woman fell in love with a French man she moved to Paris and found heartbreak but also gained more than she ever expected.
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COP 21 People Power: 10 Ways to Join the Climate Conversation

Want to join the climate conversations taking place during COP 21, which kicks off in Paris next week, but you're not a world leader? Here are 10 ways we average citizens in Paris and anywhere can and should get involved.
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Man in the Kitchen: Are Smartphones Killing Conversation?

The presidential election. Mom’s new boyfriend. Summer camp. Can we go to France this summer? Can I please have some more pasta??? These are snippets from last night’s dinner conversation with my two children. Human interaction delivered in person. Not an electronic device in sight! Why?